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What regulations or legislation affects the use of traps and baits on farms?

The Animal Welfare Act covers pest control in New Zealand. The Act specifies the exact types of traps and devices that can be used for trapping and other pest control purposes. It states that animals which are caught alive must be killed humanely.
 
You should familiarise yourself with your obligations under the Act and ensure that you understand the directions given for the usage of each type of trap and bait.
 
Misuse of traps or baits can be harmful to domestic animals, livestock and wildlife.  Fines and penalties may also apply.
 
The Biosecurity New Zealand website is a useful source of further information.
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